39-Year-Old First Baseman – Free Agent
2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
There was no outlook written for Calvin Pickering in 2016. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
Calvin Pickering Contract Information:
Pickering joined the Northern League's Kansas City T-Bones in April of 2007.
Pickering has joined the Northern League's Kansas City T-Bones in hopes of opening some eyes and returning to the minors, according to The Kansas City Star.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There was no outlook written for Calvin Pickering.
There was a petition floating around prior to the 2005 season to have the Royals place Pickering in the lineup. The Royals gave him a chance, although not a very good one. Pickering played seven games for Kansas City, was in and out of the lineup due to the birth of his first child and was sent to Triple-A Omaha by April 22. He struck out a pitiful 14 times in 27 AB and continued to swing and miss in Omaha, striking out 130 times in 92 games. Pickering's mammoth power stroke remains and despite a step back in 2005, he could be a nice pickup for some power-starved major league lineup.
Once the Royals looked like they were out of the race, the fans all turned their attention to Pickering, who had a monster season for Triple-A Omaha, hitting 34 home runs in 87 games. The sizeable first baseman, however, was blocked from a trip to the majors by two of the Royals’ best players – Mike Sweeney and Ken Harvey. With Sweeney out with back problems and Harvey troubled by his knee, Pickering finally got the call in late August. He homered three times in his first two games then cooled. Neither Pickering, Harvey nor Sweeney can play any position other than first or designated hitter, meaning Pickering’s best chance at a major-league job is a prolonged injury to his competition or a trade. He could hit 50 home runs if given the chance, but he could also strike out 200 times and hit about .230.